Part P Scenario

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Al Reynolds

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Dec 22, 2004, 7:15:26 AM12/22/04
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Afternoon,

Just thinking about Part P implications.

If someone rewires their house, from dodgy rubber
wiring etc. to fully regs-compliant wiring, but doesn't
get BC approval, and it is subsequently noticed (e.g.
during the sale of the property), could the BC office
insist that the wiring be returned to its original (and
unsafe) state?

Just wondered what level of nonsense could ensue if
some BC officers decided to cause trouble for someone.

Al

Tony Bryer

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Dec 22, 2004, 7:56:13 AM12/22/04
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In article <cqboh7$lrk$1...@south.jnrs.ja.net>, Al Reynolds wrote:
> If someone rewires their house, from dodgy rubber
> wiring etc. to fully regs-compliant wiring, but doesn't
> get BC approval, and it is subsequently noticed (e.g.
> during the sale of the property), could the BC office
> insist that the wiring be returned to its original (and
> unsafe) state?

No, because Part P would apply to the act of putting it back <g>


> Just wondered what level of nonsense could ensue if
> some BC officers decided to cause trouble for someone.

It won't happen. BCO's want the quiet life and are not going to take
action over something that is not obviously u/s, and even if they
did my (limited) experience is that magistrates take a pretty dim
view of those who institute prosecutions on mere technicalities.
What may well happen is that the seller will be asked to produce a
test certificate if he hasn't gone down the Part P route.

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Christian McArdle

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Dec 22, 2004, 8:12:15 AM12/22/04
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> If someone rewires their house, from dodgy rubber
> wiring etc. to fully regs-compliant wiring, but doesn't
> get BC approval, and it is subsequently noticed (e.g.
> during the sale of the property), could the BC office
> insist that the wiring be returned to its original (and
> unsafe) state?

No, they'll probably just be asked to regularise it and get a certificate,
which might require additional work if the work isn't up to scratch.

Christian.


Mike

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Dec 22, 2004, 7:17:22 PM12/22/04
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"Tony Bryer" <to...@delme.sda.co.uk> wrote in message
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> > Just wondered what level of nonsense could ensue if
> > some BC officers decided to cause trouble for someone.
>
> It won't happen. BCO's want the quiet life

If only .......


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